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  1. Debate misses the point of reforms

    Posted Feb 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... school zones? The answers are revealing about this city and the ESF's place in it. They come down to a single profound point: ESF schools are now serving the people of Hong Kong and making an important contribution to the local economy and society. As a long time employee I can personally attest to that changing role. Thirty years ago ESF served a clientele that was 75 per cent (mainly ...

  2. ESF school offers fast-track way in for HK$400,000

    Posted Sep 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com The English Schools Foundation (ESF) has angered parents by introducing a fast-track system for its private school in Discovery Bay, in which parents can get priority on the waiting list by agreeing to pay HK$400,000 if their child is accepted. The ESF started the system for 'nomination rights' on Thursday and said it had been ...

  3. Another ESF school raises fees, adds levy

    Posted Apr 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for secondary pupils will rise by 16.4 per cent for the 2012-13 academic year. ESF communications manager Susanna Chiu said the levy could be paid over 10 monthly instalments to ease the financial ... is required to repay the construction cost to the ESF within 20 years of its opening. It now pays HK$5.3 million a year but after the levy is imposed it will pay HK$15.5 million annually. Chiu said ...

  4. 'Give Mui Wo site to the ESF'

    Posted Feb 11th 2006, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... of the existence of the Mui Wo secondary school, according to Alison Dack, chairwoman of the Siena One Village Owners' Committee that is fighting the ESF plans for Yi Pak Bay. Residents had this week written to other Legco members suggesting that the vacant class space in Mui Wo be used as a temporary ESF school until they found a better alternative, she said. 'This school is not known ...

  5. Funding nod for ESF school in Disco Bay

    Posted Feb 18th 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... not be so big. It should make use of the 38-room school in Mui Wo.' But John Stewart, head of facilities development for the English Schools Foundation (ESF), said including the Mui Wo school ...

  6. Group urges Disco Bay residents to support new giant ESF school

    Posted Feb 17th 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui A concern group in Discovery Bay has urged residents to support the building of a proposed English Schools Foundation school by writing to newspapers and officials, as the project faces lawmakers' final scrutiny today. The group, Discovery ...

  7. Lantau's residents step up campaign

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... due to meet with ESF and Education Bureau representatives later this month, and a formal complaint may be lodged with the Legislative Council's complaints body. The parents ... permanent residents from non-Cantonese-speaking families whose children would not be able to attend local schools. Their only affordable alternative would be the ESF's Bradbury School on Hong ...

  8. Giant school in Disco Bay likely to win approval

    Posted Feb 11th 2006, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... unanswered, even after a public meeting on Monday when the ESF presented its transport plans for the school. The community learnt that buses and other vehicles would access the campus via a 200-metre emergency vehicle access road which the residents claim to be too narrow. But John Stewart, the ESF's project manager, insisted that the road complied with Hong Kong standards. The size ...

  9. Talk back

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in France and there it is the law to show a medical certificate when enrolling. Marcus Van Noppen, Leuvensesteenweg, Belgium Q Is the proposed ESF school at Discovery Bay too big? As one ... there will be a period of construction followed by the opening of the school. I believe that the ESF and its consultants have demonstrated that they have fully and appropriately looked at the traffic ...

  10. Costly golf carts not for status, folks insist

    Posted Aug 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... What you could buy for the current price of a Discovery Bay golf cart Month in the presidential suite of the Four Seasons Hotel: 1 Porsche Boxsters: 2 Years of ESF education for two children: ...




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